jipumbaza

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pumbaza ‎(treat as a fool, deceive, play jokes upon), from pumbaa ‎(be foolish, negligent), and as such probably connected with pumba ‎(lump; clod of earth).

Verb[edit]

jipumbaza

  1. To be stupid on purpose, pretend to be a fool.

Related terms[edit]

  • pumbaa (“be foolish, silly, weak-minded, careless, negligent”)
  • pumbaza (“befool, make a fool of, treat as a fool, deceive, play jokes upon”)
  • pumbazwa, pumbazika (“be made a fool of, be duped”)

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